In Orlando, there is one strange building that usually has people doing a double-take – that’s where WonderWorks is located. WonderWorks, Orlando’s only upside down attraction, offers more than meets the eye. The whole family will enjoy educational and exciting activities.
WonderWorks is full of Wonder Zones, a variety of themed attractions that educate visitors about specific subjects, from natural disasters to space discovery. In the Natural Disasters area, visitors can enter and experience 100,000 volts of electricity hitting their hand through a (safe) mesh, steel armor glove, or stand in the Hurricane Shack to see how it feels to be standing in the middle of 74 mile per hour hurricane winds. Test your knowledge on the trivia wall to see how well you paid attention during all of your experiences. During the Physical Challenge, visitors can test their bodies and physical elements of the world around them. See what happens when you lie down on a bed of 3,500 nails or play Mindball with the attraction’s EKG machine.
The Light & Sound WonderZone offers experiences in changing lights mirroring the movement of your body. There is also a giant piano where you can jump around the keys to play music with your feet. If you want an out-of-this-world experience, head into the Space Discovery WonderZone to hop into a life-size replica of an EVA suit that astronauts wear when they are outside of their spacecrafts. There is also a replica of a capsule that was launched into space where visitors can see what it’s like to sit in a one-man spacecraft.
There are even more experiences to be had in WonderWorks, like a three-story, glow-in-the-dark Indoor Ropes Course or the 4D XD Motion Theater with full-motion seating and special effects. Maybe even unleash your competitive side against friends and family in the WonderWorks Laser Tag and Video Game Arcade. The arcade allows you to rack up tickets that can be used to redeem prizes.
The Imagination Lab has more hands-on activities for everyone to enjoy. Lite-Brite has a large display where visitors can create their own designs. Help defend Earth by stomping on aliens in the multiplayer game to send them back to space! Young children can color on the Fun Express machine or even work on simple math questions. There’s different types of fun to be had by everyone.
The Far Out Art Gallery is the last of the WonderZones, where you can head into the basement of the WonderWorks building where artwork covers the walls. This isn’t any old art though. Keep your eyes peeled, as some of these pieces of art have hidden objects in them or eyes that may feel as if they’re following you as you walk past.
In addition to all of these fun experiences, Wonderworks hosts the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on select evenings. This show is a “one-of-a-kind entertainment experience” where the audience gets to lend a hand and participate during the show. Admission for the show is separate from regular WonderWorks admission, but it does include unlimited hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda and dessert. With your visit, you’ll be attending one of the longest running Orlando dinner shows.
This Orlando attraction has endless amount of fun to be had throughout the building – you’ll wonder how you were able to experience it all!